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Configuring IIS 7.0 and Cognos 8

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The attached document contains screen shots of the 6 main steps required to successfully configure IIS 7.0 for a Cognos 8 Gateway on Windows 2008 Server.

Answer

This document should only be used as a guide and in conjunction with the Cognos 8 Installation and Configuration Guide.
It contains screen shots of the 5 main steps required to successfully configure IIS 7.0 for a Cognos 8 Gateway on Windows 2008 Server.

1. Check CGI or ISAPI is enabled in IIS
2. Create the Cognos 8 virtual directories
3. Edit ISAPI or CGI Extensions
4. Add module mapping
5. Edit Module mapping
6. Allow CGI application to use execute


To set up SSO:

The equivalent of "Integrated Windows Authentication" in older IIS versions is required. This should be done after following the attached document. To set this up, follow steps from Microsoft:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754628(WS.10).aspx

1. Open IIS Manager and navigate to the level you want to manage.

2. In Features View, double-click Authentication.

3. On the Authentication page, select Windows Authentication.

4. In the Actions pane, click Enable to use Windows authentication.


5. Disable Anonymous Access.

Configuring IIS 7.0 and Cognos 8.doc

Related information

Microsoft Article

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Business Analytics Cognos Business Intelligence Install and Config Windows 8.3, 8.4

Document information

More support for: Cognos 8 Business Intelligence
Install and Config

Software version: 8.3, 8.4

Operating system(s): Windows

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1381516

Modified date: 27 January 2011